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301 North Lake Ave.
7th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101


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    Emily A. Kromke



    Emily Kromke is a shareholder with Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc. For more than a decade Ms. Kromke has dedicated her practice to handling the broad needs of contractors, from navigating public bidding rules to filing mechanic’s lien claims.

    She is an accomplished construction litigator representing a variety of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in wide-ranging construction and business disputes including public works, scheduling claims, bid disputes, contract claims, change orders, mechanic’s liens and stop notices, bond claims, labor claims, licensing issues and construction defect matters. Ms. Kromke has represented contractors in disputes against public entities and private developers alike. Ms. Kromke has considerable trial experience including jury and bench trials in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. She also advises public works contractor clients as general counsel in a variety of business, litigation, labor and construction matters.

    Ms. Kromke also handles employment claims including prevailing wage claims, apprenticeship issues, labor claims, union issues, and labor / project stabilization agreements. She has successfully represented employers in myriad civil litigation labor claims as well as administrative hearings with the State of California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. She is particularly knowledgeable with regard to the intersection of employment and public works law.

    Ms. Kromke has represented homeowners in a wide range of real property and construction related issues including adverse possession, hillside lateral support claims, construction defect claims and mold-related claims.

    She is past secretary of the National Association of Women in Construction Los Angeles (NAWIC).